WFH 2016 World Congress program focuses on the future of treatment

Over the past decade, the global bleeding disorders community has witnessed great strides in the research of new treatments and methods of care.

During the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) World Congress, these advancements are showcased, providing a platform to healthcare professionals, scientists, researchers, patients, and many others to share and discuss the latest groundbreaking ideas in the field of inherited bleeding disorders.

The program for the WFH 2016 World Congress will highlight recent developments, with speakers from around the world presenting on the most relevant scientific information related to inherited bleeding disorders. From July 24 to 28, 2016, Congress participants will have access to more than 80 sessions, plenaries, free paper sessions, and countless other opportunities to share and debate at the Orange County Convention Centre, in Orlando.

The WFH 2016 World Congress officially begins on Sunday July 24, with the professional development sessions, where participants have longer access to experts, on a variety of topics. The professional development sessions have been tailored to give each participant the best and most relevant information in their respective fields.

As the Sunday professional development sessions come to a close, the Congress will officially open with the Opening Ceremony during the evening. The Congress host, National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), has put together a ceremony that will be the perfect start to what is expected to be the largest Congress in WFH’s history.

As the preeminent international meeting for the global bleeding disorders community, the WFH has ensured that the most relevant content will be available to our community. On Tuesday July 26, Erik Berntorp, MD, from the Lund University and Malmö Centre for Thrombosis and Haemostasis, will explore the future of hemophilia treatment during his plenary ‘Hemophilia Treatment in 2030’. Also on the Tuesday, Michelle Sholzberg, MD, FRCPC, Medical Director, Coagulation Laboratory, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, will focus her plenary on an important group within the hemophilia community in the session ‘Excessive bleeding in women: Spotlight on hemophilia carriers’. On Wednesday July 27, do not miss the opportunity to hear from a patient and global advocate Patrick James Lynch, who has hemophilia and is most widely known for his web-series Stop the Bleeding. He will explore how he has used his own diagnosis and history to shape his life and work.  

Across all disciplines (medical, dental, multidisciplinary, nursing, lab sciences, musculoskeletal, and psychosocial), our invited session speakers will cover the latest topics in their fields. To learn more about the Congress program visit the WFH 2016 World Congress webpage at, where information about every session and speaker is available with full descriptions of the content.

This is an exciting time for the global bleeding disorders community. New discoveries are leading to potential breakthroughs, novel treatments are in development, and advancements in standards of care are leading to significant improvements for those living with bleeding disorders. The WFH 2016 World Congress in Orlando is the place to discover where we are all headed together.

To discover more about these plenaries and the other invited speakers, visit